The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 74 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Permanent jobs citing LAN 32 49 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 2.70% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 13.73% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 42 28
Average salary £38,250 £41,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.27% +44.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £27,750 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 357 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.19% 19.69% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 231 259 312
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 9 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Chester +18 7 £42,250 +21.58% 1
Wilmslow +3 6 £34,500 +6.15% 2
Crewe -6 2 £41,250 -
Nantwich +9 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Macclesfield +5 1 £37,500 -55.88%
Runcorn +1 1 - - 1
Northwich - 1 £37,500 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 84 (93.33%) WAN
2 40 (44.44%) Cisco
3 36 (40.00%) Windows
4 35 (38.89%) Firewall
5 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (35.56%) VMware
7 26 (28.89%) Finance
8 25 (27.78%) DNS
9 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 24 (26.67%) DHCP
9 24 (26.67%) ITIL
10 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 22 (24.44%) SLA
10 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (23.33%) CCNA
12 19 (21.11%) VPN
13 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (20.00%) Network Security
14 16 (17.78%) UNIX
14 16 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (16.67%) CCNP
15 15 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (16.67%) Wireless
16 13 (14.44%) Back Office
16 13 (14.44%) Juniper
16 13 (14.44%) CheckPoint
17 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
18 11 (12.22%) Project Management
18 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) Lync
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) IIS
4 5 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (93.33%) WAN
2 35 (38.89%) Firewall
3 25 (27.78%) DNS
4 24 (26.67%) DHCP
5 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 19 (21.11%) VPN
7 18 (20.00%) Network Security
8 15 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (16.67%) Wireless
9 9 (10.00%) VoIP
10 8 (8.89%) SSL
10 8 (8.89%) SAN
10 8 (8.89%) Wireshark
11 7 (7.78%) OSPF
11 7 (7.78%) BGP
11 7 (7.78%) EIGRP
11 7 (7.78%) RIP
12 5 (5.56%) QSIG
12 5 (5.56%) IGRP
12 5 (5.56%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (28.89%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Back Office
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Administrator
3 11 (12.22%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (11.11%) Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Network Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support
9 5 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Security Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) IT Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) JSP
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) WebCenter
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.56%) Open Source
3 4 (4.44%) RMADS
4 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) BYOD
4 3 (3.33%) CMDB
4 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.33%) EPoS
4 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) Celerra
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) CCTV
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.00%) Windows
2 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (17.78%) UNIX
4 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.44%) Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.11%) AIX
9 1 (1.11%) CentOS
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.22%) Project Management
4 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.78%) Migration
5 7 (7.78%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.67%) Security Management
6 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.67%) CRM
7 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.56%) Information Security
7 5 (5.56%) Operations Management
7 5 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.44%) Coaching
9 3 (3.33%) Quality Management
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (3.33%) Network Management
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) PHP
3 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.11%) VBScript
3 1 (1.11%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (23.33%) CCNA
3 15 (16.67%) CCNP
4 11 (12.22%) CCIE
4 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.11%) MCSE
6 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.78%) Degree
8 6 (6.67%) MCSA
9 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (4.44%) MCITP
11 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.33%) HND
12 2 (2.22%) CEH
12 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.11%) MCTS
13 1 (1.11%) HP ASE
13 1 (1.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (24.44%) SLA
2 5 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.22%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.56%) XenApp
4 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.33%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) XenServer
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.33%) WSUS
4 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (44.44%) Cisco
2 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.56%) VMware
4 13 (14.44%) Juniper
4 13 (14.44%) CheckPoint
5 10 (11.11%) Citrix
5 10 (11.11%) HP
6 9 (10.00%) Dell
7 8 (8.89%) Avaya
7 8 (8.89%) Symantec
8 6 (6.67%) NetApp
8 6 (6.67%) BT
8 6 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.56%) Lotus
9 5 (5.56%) EMC
10 3 (3.33%) Business Objects
10 3 (3.33%) Toshiba
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle
11 2 (2.22%) Mitel
11 2 (2.22%) Blue Coat
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